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Help me with the A-Z challenge!

I know. I’m breaking schedule. But at least it is to put in an extra post, and not going missing like I have been the last month. Thing is, I am participating in the A to Z challenge. I was the 15th person to sign up and now there are nearly 800. I’m not doing much pre-writing or scheduling for this challenge which requires you to:

post something on your blog every day in April except for Sundays. In doing this you will have 26 blog posts–one for each letter of the alphabet. Each day you will theme your post according to a letter of the alphabet.You will only be limited by your own imagination in this challenge. There is an unlimited universe of possibilities. You can post essays, short pieces of fiction, poetry, recipes, travel sketches, or anything else you would like to write about. You don’t have to be a writer to do this. You can post photos, including samples of your own art or craftwork. Everyone who blogs can post from A to Z.

Instead of pre-writing, I’m going to try something a little more complicated: I’m going to ask you to please toss me a word in the comments. Any word that is your favorite, or that you think will be challenging for me to write on. If you’re a fellow A to Z blogger, please feel free to chip in if you feel like it!I’d appreciate words beginning with all sorts of alphabets, and only in English. Other language words widely used by English speakers are okay too. I plan for some of the posts to be fiction, some short essays, others just plain old having-fun-nonsense.

If you’re on twitter, you can tweet me the word @damyantig. Or mail it to me at meringue dot p at gmail dot com.

When I do a post on a particular word, I’ll link to the blogger who suggested that word, and why it grabbed me by the throat and made me write.The challenge begins on April 1st, so this is an SOS! I’ll not be doing it on this blog, because I still have ambitions of sticking to its schedule. Instead you’ll find the A-Z posts at Daily (w)rite, but I’ll link all the suggestions you give me here to that blog.I’ll wait for your words! Thanks to all the organisers, who you”ll find here. And if you haven’t signed up yet, do so now!

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

I appreciate comments, and I always visit back. If you're having trouble commenting, let me know via the contact form, or tweet me up @damyantig !

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  • How about J for Journalism — it's a form of writing 🙂

    I like how you are asking for suggestions. I like all the ones that they have already given you here. So I won't pitch in my two sense yet!

    I'm now following you on twitter as well! So nice to meet you.

  • this is an easy one..but I know very little about Malasyia.. if you did that for M… emotions are always good.. and fiction stories… or charcters are my favorite..
    Temper??? Godess???

  • Bz says:

    great idea! sounds challenging 🙂 followed u here from twitter 🙂 hope to see u again while blog-trotting! Good Luck

  • Damyanti says:

    Thanks for your comment..will definitely come visit your A to Z posts. I'm doing my challenge at

  • Hi, I came visiting via the #atozchallenge hashtag on Twitter. I'm taking part in the challenge too and I must say the way you're tackling it sounds both brave and exciting. I've got a few ideas pre-planned but it's going to be a fascinating month. Hope you can come and visit my A to Z posts too.

  • F—–> feast
    G —> giants
    H —-> hands
    I —–> intersections
    J —–> jokes

  • Damyanti says:

    Elizabeth, Thank you, you're very kind! Looking forward to your posts this April!

    Allmyposts, thanks for the suggestions…I now have so many words to choose from!

  • AllMyPosts says:

    A => Aims, Aspirations

    B => Books, Blogs

    C => Career

    D => Dreams

    F => Faith in dreams


    with warm regards

  • Astrophysics! Astrology! Astroboy!

    Baleen! Beluga! Braggart!

    Catastrophe! Calendula! Crime!

    Danger! Doppelganger! Dropsy!

    That ought to hold you for the first four days! (I might use some of these myself!)

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